Published July 2, 2012 by Daily Post UK
A waitress is suing her former employer after claiming her boss tricked her into eating magic mushrooms. New York waitress Sofie Rasmussen has launched legal action against Paul Abrahamian, co-owner of Sticky’s Finger Joint, in the West Village. In court papers, she claims she tried the hallucinogenic drug because he told her it was a new recipe and she believed it was chicken. Miss Rasmussen told The New York Post: ‘It didn’t taste great. I was so confused.’
She claims Abrahamian told her to close her eyes before holding his hand over her mouth until she swallowed the mushrooms. Court papers allege the incident happened at the West Eighth Street restaurant at the end of last year when she was 19 years old, and other restaurant staff were present. Miss Rasmussen resigned in December.
She told The Post that she felt ‘weird’ and as if she was floating for hours after the alleged incident. She said: ‘I really didn’t want to talk to customers. I was being goofy.’ The waitress said she still had two hours left of her shift. After leaving work she said she told her boyfriend who was very angry and upset. The restaurant, which featured on Bobby Flay’s programme ’3 Days to Open’ in July, 2012, denies the allegations.
Co-owner Jonathan Sherman told the Post: ‘This is a false claim. We are confident we will be vindicated once it goes through the legal system.’ The restaurant claims to be New York City’s first gourmet chicken finger diner.